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Sunday, December 23, 2012

My hands can do this --- Santa Honey Bear


To keep you remember what your child is wishing for this holiday season, is not only just posting it on the wall.  Encouragement is also needed to delight every child’s heart to wish something good this holiday season or even during any occasion.  It doesn’t need to be expensive to make one simple, but cute project.  Creativeness should be developed in every child’s mind and hands.  One project for each child will be a great idea to make and can be displayed in their own respective bedrooms.  This can also serve as a nice decoration in the living room. It will amuse your family members to look at it when they come to spend this holiday with your family. You can be  proud to encourage them to make it for their own children, too.    


*SANTA HONEY BEAR

Materials:
(1)  empty Sue Bee Clover Honey Bear 24 oz (cleaned and dried)
(2)  wiggly eyes
(1)  Caron Simply Soft (autumn red) (leftovers)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft (white) (leftovers)
       crochet hook size – F5 / 3.75mm
       Elmer’s glue
       Super glue
       gravel or small stone
       used ground coffee (dried)
       white card stock
       old Christmas card with small gift designs
       packaging tape
       burlap cloth
       red ribbon (Offray)
       glue gun and glue stick
       rubber band
       old magazine
       small scissor

Level of Difficulty – easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)     chain
(dc)     double crochet
(sl st)  slip stitch
(sp)     space


Note:  Count first all the stitches you have made before going to the next row to avoid mistakes.

Instructions:
Making a Hat (Autumn Red)
1st Row – Make 4 (ch). Make 7 (dc) in 4th (ch) from hook. Hide the excess yarn as you make the double crochets. Join in top of beginning (ch) 4. 
Result - 8 (dc)

2nd Row - Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 7 (dc).   Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result - 8 (dc)

3rd Row – Make 3 (ch). (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next (dc)] 3X.   Join in top of beginning (ch) 3.
Result – 12 (dc)

4th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 11 (dc).  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result – 12 (dc)

5th Row – Make 3 (ch). (Dc) on same (sp). (Dc) on next 2 (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next 2 (dc)] 3X.  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result – 16 (dc)

6th Row -  Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 15 (dc).  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3.   
Result – 16 (dc) 

7th Row -  Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next 3 (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next 3 (dc)] 3X. Join in top of beginning (ch) 3.
Result – 20 (sc)

8th to 13th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 19 (dc).  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result – 20 (dc)

Connecting Another Yarn (White)
14th Row -  Insert the white yarn into the loop and pull the autumn red yarn to tighten it. Tie together the two yarns once and cut the autumn red yarn. Insert the hook on the same (sp) and (sl st). Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 19 (dc).  Hide the excess yarn as you crochet. Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result – 20 (dc)

15th Row - Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on same (sp). (Dc) next 4 (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc).  (Dc) on next 4 (dc)] 3X. Join in top of beginning (ch) 3. 
Result – 24 (dc)

16th Row - Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 23 (dc).  Join in top of beginning (ch) 3.  Finish off.  Hide the excess yarn and apply glue at the end to prevent it from getting loose.
Result – 24 (dc)


Making a Pompom
Make 15 rounds of yarn around your index and middle fingers. Make it not too tight.  Insert a loose yarn in between these two fingers to tie both ends and hold all the yarns.  Carefully remove all the yarns from your fingers.  Tightly tie the loose yarn twice.  Cut both ends of the yarns.  Using your hook, insert the loose yarn into the center of the hat at the end and pull it inside.  Be sure to secure it first  before tying it inside twice.  Cut the excess yarns.


Attaching the Hat to the Cap
Fold the white yarn. Fit the hat on the cap well and be sure it is centered when you screw the cap back on the bottle. Apply Super glue around between the cap and the hat.   You don’t need to apply glue on the hat.  Set it aside and let it dry.


Attaching Red Yarn to Neck
From the visible line on the right side,  glue and press the autumn red yarn from the neck to the shoulder edge only. If possible, make pre-cut yarns before gluing to make it easier because the neck has small space only to run the scissor to cut. Continue gluing and pressing small pre-cut yarns on the front side facing the rectangular shape. Do the same procedure on the left side. Continue gluing and pressing small pre-cut yarns  at the back side of the neck facing the rectangular shape only. Be sure the yarns are not attached beyond the edges. If there are some yarns that will get loose, just reapply glue on it.  Let it dry.


Attaching Red Yarn to Arms and Shoulders
Starting at the right side, glue and press the autumn red yarn to connect the neck to the shoulder going down the arm. Cut the yarn as you reach the edge. Follow the shape of the arm. Don’t cover the whole arm.  Cover the space below the arm till the edge of the leg only.

Attaching Red Yarn to Sides of the Front Body
Start at the right side, continue gluing and pressing the yarn in a straight line without any curves starting from the neck going down the side of the front body. Be sure the ends are evenly cut straight. Do not cover the rectangular shape. Let it dry. Do the same procedure on the left side.  The outcome is also shown in the picture above. 


Attaching Red Yarn to Back Body
Continue gluing and pressing the autumn red yarn in a straight line without any curves starting from the edge of the neck going down the rectangular-shaped back.  Continue gluing and pressing the yarn on both sides of the body. Cut the yarn as you reach the edge of the rectangular shape. Be sure the ends are evenly cut straight. Let it dry.


Attaching White Yarn to Neck
Starting at the back of the neck, glue and press the white yarn around it till it covers the whole space.  If the white yarn is not thick enough to cover the space, make another rounds by gluing it on top of the previous yarns. Let it dry.


Attaching White Yarn to Forearms
Starting at the right forearm, glue and press the white yarn on the edge of the autumn red yarn and then cut. Glue and press another line of white yarn on top of the autumn red yarn and then cut.  Do the same procedure once again.  Continue gluing and pressing another 3 lines of white yarns on top of the previous yarns by following the same procedure. Let it dry. Repeat the procedure on the left forearm.  Starting at the right forearm, glue and press the autumn red yarn around the  forearm for its final edging.  Be sure to take the shape of the forearm. Let it dry. Repeat the procedure on the left forearm.

Attaching White Yarn to Lower Body
Starting at the back of the body, glue the white yarn around the edge of the autumn red yarn 3X and then cut. Let it dry.


Word Art Design - front body
Using PowerPoint, make a word art design -- “I’m Santa Honey Bear -- What is your Christmas wish? -- Stick it to me” with Arial Black font and 9 font size on a card stock.  Cut it  2 ¾ in (L) X 2 ¼ in (W).  Cut small gift pictures from an old Christmas card. Arrange and glue them on the card stock.  Cut packaging tape and attach on the center of the card stock to keep it from getting stained and damage. It looks like it has been laminated. Cut the excess tape on the edge. If the packaging tape is not wide enough to cover the whole card stock, apply tape also on both sides of the card and cut the excess on the edge. Shape the four corners of the card a little bit round. Apply Super glue on the rectangular shape and attach the card stock.  Glue and press the white yarn starting from the bottom corner (right side) of the card going up around a U-shape only and then cut.  Make another round on top of the card stock and then cut.



Final White Yarn Edging of Lower Body
Starting at the back side of the body, glue and press the white yarn on top of previous yarn around 2X and then cut. Let it dry.  Mix ½ cup of gravel with 2 cups of dried ground coffee.  Using a funnel, pour the mixture inside the bottle until filled up. Tap the bottle and add more ground coffee, if there is a need. Put the cap back on the bottle. Glue the wiggly eyes with Super glue. Clean any glue residue with a damp paper towel.

Making of a Sack
Lay the burlap cloth on the table, trace a plate size of 12 ¼ inches circumference and then cut it.  Using your glue gun, attach the red ribbon on the edge around. Be sure to make adjustments as you glue the ribbon around.  Cut 15 inches of red ribbon.  Crumple two old pages of a magazine and center it on the cloth. Make several folds of the edge until they are all closely gathered with the crumpled pages inside it.  Put a rubber band around it to hold it together and tie the ribbon. Spread out a little bit its folds.  Connect both ends of the ribbon with a glue.



SANTA HONEY BEAR “STICK IT TO ME” TUMMY PAD
Santa Honey Bear has a lot of gifts inside his sack to give away.  Remember about the song – “…he knows when you’re sleeping,  he knows when you’ve been bad or good…”  Actually, it’s not only during this holiday season that you will play good only.  You really have to be good always everyday.  Here’s a nice, cute gift for you --  stick your note on his tummy pad, so he will know what is your Christmas wish every holiday season.  This project is listed as one among my Top Holiday Projects. Have fun doing this Christmas project (-.*)


*I was featured on All Free Holiday Crafts in its What’s Hot as #2 in the list dated October 14, 2016.  Please note this ranking is not permanent. Thank you very much to all viewers.


What's Hot
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10.    Amy Hindman



 Merry Christmas
and
Happy, Prosperous New Year 
to  All!!!




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